Cold Tonnage Books
Cold Tonnage Books
Cold Tonnage Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Visa MasterCard Switch

 
 
 

AVON FANTASY READER, (ed. Donald A. Wollheim) Listings

If you cannot find what you want on this page, then please use our search feature to search all our listings.

Click on Title to view full description

 
1 AVON FANTASY READER, (ed. Donald A. Wollheim)Avon Fantasy Reader no 1 (first issue). 39590
Avon Book Company: NY. 1947 (February)
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
First issue. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. 18 issues published in total, quarterly, 1947 - 1952, edited by Donald A. Wollheim., In Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 127-132.

''US digest anthology, 18 volumes, quarterly, 1947 - 1952, published by Avon Publishing, New York; ed Donald A. Wollheim. AVON FANTASY READER was the first regular paperback reprint fantasy anthology series, though its digest format has often caused it to be classified as a magazine Wollheim selected primarily from WEIRD TALES, emphasizing the works of H.P. LOVECRAFT and CLARK ASHTON SMITH, and working in tandem with August W. Derleth at ARKHAM HOUSE to promote the best of Weird Tales's authors. Wollheim also reprinted stories from STRANGE TALES, Adventure and Blue Book, selecting fiction otherwise hard to find, but did not confine himself to the pulps, presenting a wide range of fiction from books, especially by UK authors like Algernon Blackwood, Lord Dunsany and William Hope Hodgson. Although AVON FANTASY READER published some sf, most of its content was supernatural fiction, plus some slick fantasy and heroic fantasy. The quality was high throughout'' (Mike Ashley/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).


Page edges age-darkened, some wrinkling and separation of cover lamination, a bright, VG+ copy.

Price: 12.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 
2 AVON FANTASY READER, (ed. Donald A. Wollheim)Avon Fantasy Reader no 14. 39596
Avon Book Company: NY. 1950.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
14th issue. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. 18 issues published in total, quarterly, 1947 - 1952, edited by Donald A. Wollheim., In Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 127-132. Includes ''Temptress Of The Tower Of Torture And Sin'' by Robert E. Howard.

''US digest anthology, 18 volumes, quarterly, 1947 - 1952, published by Avon Publishing, New York; ed Donald A. Wollheim. AVON FANTASY READER was the first regular paperback reprint fantasy anthology series, though its digest format has often caused it to be classified as a magazine Wollheim selected primarily from WEIRD TALES, emphasizing the works of H.P. LOVECRAFT and CLARK ASHTON SMITH, and working in tandem with August W. Derleth at ARKHAM HOUSE to promote the best of Weird Tales's authors. Wollheim also reprinted stories from STRANGE TALES, Adventure and Blue Book, selecting fiction otherwise hard to find, but did not confine himself to the pulps, presenting a wide range of fiction from books, especially by UK authors like Algernon Blackwood, Lord Dunsany and William Hope Hodgson. Although AVON FANTASY READER published some sf, most of its content was supernatural fiction, plus some slick fantasy and heroic fantasy. The quality was high throughout'' (Mike Ashley/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).


Page edges lightly age-darkened, a bright, near fine (NF) copy

Price: 15.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 
3 AVON FANTASY READER, (ed. Donald A. Wollheim)Avon Fantasy Reader no 3. 22297
Avon Book Company: NY. 1947.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
Third issue. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. 18 issues published in total, quarterly, 1947 - 1952, edited by Donald A. Wollheim., In Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 127-132.

''US digest anthology, 18 volumes, quarterly, 1947 - 1952, published by Avon Publishing, New York; ed Donald A. Wollheim. AVON FANTASY READER was the first regular paperback reprint fantasy anthology series, though its digest format has often caused it to be classified as a magazine Wollheim selected primarily from WEIRD TALES, emphasizing the works of H.P. LOVECRAFT and CLARK ASHTON SMITH, and working in tandem with August W. Derleth at ARKHAM HOUSE to promote the best of Weird Tales's authors. Wollheim also reprinted stories from STRANGE TALES, Adventure and Blue Book, selecting fiction otherwise hard to find, but did not confine himself to the pulps, presenting a wide range of fiction from books, especially by UK authors like Algernon Blackwood, Lord Dunsany and William Hope Hodgson. Although AVON FANTASY READER published some sf, most of its content was supernatural fiction, plus some slick fantasy and heroic fantasy. The quality was high throughout'' (Mike Ashley/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).


A little age-darkening to page edges, a bright, near fine (NF) copy.

Price: 15.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 
4 AVON FANTASY READER, (ed. Donald A. Wollheim)Avon Fantasy Reader no 4. 39593
Avon Book Company: NY. 1947.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
Fourth issue. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. 18 issues published in total, quarterly, 1947 - 1952, edited by Donald A. Wollheim., In Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 127-132.

''US digest anthology, 18 volumes, quarterly, 1947 - 1952, published by Avon Publishing, New York; ed Donald A. Wollheim. AVON FANTASY READER was the first regular paperback reprint fantasy anthology series, though its digest format has often caused it to be classified as a magazine Wollheim selected primarily from WEIRD TALES, emphasizing the works of H.P. LOVECRAFT and CLARK ASHTON SMITH, and working in tandem with August W. Derleth at ARKHAM HOUSE to promote the best of Weird Tales's authors. Wollheim also reprinted stories from STRANGE TALES, Adventure and Blue Book, selecting fiction otherwise hard to find, but did not confine himself to the pulps, presenting a wide range of fiction from books, especially by UK authors like Algernon Blackwood, Lord Dunsany and William Hope Hodgson. Although AVON FANTASY READER published some sf, most of its content was supernatural fiction, plus some slick fantasy and heroic fantasy. The quality was high throughout'' (Mike Ashley/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).


Page edges age-darkened spine panel a bit sunned, several creases to front cover, light dust soiling to rear cover, a VG copy.

Price: 10.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 
5 Wollheim, Donald A. (ed.)Avon Fantasy Reader no 5. 28939
Avon Book Company: NY. 1947.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
Fifth issue. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. 18 issues published in total, quarterly, 1947 - 1952, edited by Donald A. Wollheim., In Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 127-132.

''US digest anthology, 18 volumes, quarterly, 1947 - 1952, published by Avon Publishing, New York; ed Donald A. Wollheim. AVON FANTASY READER was the first regular paperback reprint fantasy anthology series, though its digest format has often caused it to be classified as a magazine Wollheim selected primarily from WEIRD TALES, emphasizing the works of H.P. LOVECRAFT and CLARK ASHTON SMITH, and working in tandem with August W. Derleth at ARKHAM HOUSE to promote the best of Weird Tales's authors. Wollheim also reprinted stories from STRANGE TALES, Adventure and Blue Book, selecting fiction otherwise hard to find, but did not confine himself to the pulps, presenting a wide range of fiction from books, especially by UK authors like Algernon Blackwood, Lord Dunsany and William Hope Hodgson. Although AVON FANTASY READER published some sf, most of its content was supernatural fiction, plus some slick fantasy and heroic fantasy. The quality was high throughout'' (Mike Ashley/Encyclopedia of Fantasy).


Page edges lightly age-darkened, a bright, near fine (NF) copy.

Price: 15.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 
6 AVON SCIENCE FICTION READER, (ed. Donald A. Wollheim)Avon Science Fiction Reader no 2. 39235
Avon Novels, Inc., NY. 1951.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Stapled pictorial wrappers.
Second of just three magazine issues published 1951-1952, intended as a companion title to the successful AVON FANTASY READER series. Contained mostly reprints from the 1920s and 1930s. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. See Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 134-35.

Text block age-darkened, a near fine (NF) copy with bright covers.

Price: 15.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 
7 AVON SCIENCE FICTION READER, (ed. Donald A. Wollheim)Avon Science Fiction Reader no 2. 22312
Avon Novels, Inc., NY. 1951.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Digest magazine.
Second of just three magazine issues published 1951-1952, intended as a companion title to the successful AVON FANTASY READER series. Contained mostly reprints from the 1920s and 1930s. Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers. See Tymn and Ashley (eds), Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines, pp. 134-35.

Text block lightly age-darkened, faint ring marks on front and rear covers, a VG+ copy with bright covers.

Price: 10.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 
8 Wollheim, Donald A. (ed.)The Portable Novels Of Science, Selected And With Introductions By Donald A. Wollheim (signed by the editor).. 41201
Viking Press: New York. 1945.
First edition (& 1st printing).
Hardcover.
Small pocket-sized hardcover: ''four complete novels of scientific speculation by masters of this art''. Contains THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON (H. G. Wells), BEFORE THE DAWN (John Taine), THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME (H. P. Lovecraft) and ODD JOHN (Olaf Stapledon). SIGNED BY THE EDITOR.

Neat bookstore stamp affixed to front pastedown, a near fine copy in a fairly good chipped and worn, price-clipped dustjacket.

Price: 30.00 GBP
Add to Cart
 
 

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@coldtonnage.com
Copyright©2017. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie